Aug 04, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

Who is Suited to a Career in Law?

Who is Suited to a Career in Law?

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Choosing a career is both easy and hard at the same time. First, it's easy because all you have to do is think to yourself "what do I enjoy doing that I can get paid to do?". That's straight forward enough. Second, you must consider the dreaded thought that whatever you choose is going to be the thing that you have to get out of bed and go and do, day after day, month after month, year after year, for potentially the rest of your life (unless you live to see your retirement years, which means you're going to be working until you're probably in your mid to late 60s or early 70s). This thought can put the brakes on slightly...

Sure, it's one thing to think that you might enjoy a particular career, but to think you're going to enjoy it for your entire life? That's another thing altogether. This is when you might start to think that you should look into a long term career that can offer learning experiences and challenging scenarios to keep you interested. Could law be the answer? See this New Orleans based car accident lawyer as an example. 

Most kids don't grow up wanting to be a lawyer. We want to be doctors or vets, astronauts or athletes, singers or movie stars. But if you have had the realisation that law is a career that can bring excitement and variety, all at very handsome rates of remuneration, you may start to wonder whether someone like you is cut out for a career in the courtroom

Compassion is number one

A life in law isn't for you if you don't enjoy making an emotional connection with people. Law is people. Every court case in existence - even if the litigation is between companies - involves people. There's not a single case that involves a lone lawyer processing a case without making contact with another person. Now, you could say that about almost any career in the world, but when it comes to law, you need to consider how much time you're going to spend needing people to be open with you so that you can do your job - and the only way for that to happen is to show a compassionate side that encourages fast friendships. Sound like you? 

Think sideways

Being a lawyer isn't like being told to serve ice cream at the ice cream farm. The process isn't the same every time. You need to have the ability to think sideways, to think outside the box, to notice what's going on and pull at strings. If you're a natural problem solver, law could be the lifelong calling you're looking for. 

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